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Margaret Chan

World Health Day 2016: Let's Beat Diabetes

Margaret Chan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Chan

Together, we can halt the rise in diabetes and provide care to improve quality of life for the millions of people living with the disease.

Sustainable Development Needs Sustainable Financing -- Tackling NCDs Is No Exception

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

The call for increased investment in noncommunicable diseases is growing louder, from rural hospital doctors to the 12 first ladies in Africa who are calling for more financing to fight cancer on the continent. These voices can no longer remain unanswered.

Ebola: Cutting-Edge Science Offers Hope for Containing the Most Severe Acute Health Emergency in Modern Times

Margaret Chan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Chan

While many difficult scientific issues remain to be resolved, one thing is clear: WHO and its scientific and industry partners are making sure that no stone is left unturned, that no international standards for safety and quality are compromised.

How Climate Change Can Rattle the Foundations of Public Health

Margaret Chan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Margaret Chan

Without fundamental public health infrastructures in place, no country is stable, no society is secure, no resilience exists to withstand the shocks that our 21st-century world is delivering with ever-greater frequency and force.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Cost To Stop Ebola Outbreak Is Soaring, U.N. Experts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The cost estimate to combat the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa has increased by $529 million since July 31 to $600 million, accordi...

The Most Important Doctor in the World

Ray Chambers | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Ray Chambers

In my UN Special Envoy positions I have had the honor to work with some of the best policy makers, researchers, and practitioners of global health. And I am always excited when my path crosses with Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization.

An Aging Population Is an Opportunity More Than a Problem

Bill Novelli | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Bill Novelli

We need to re-envision our lives and what "aging well" means. We are in a time of real change, of enormous challenges and opportunities. If we act now, we can actually create a world where aging is a boon and not a burden.